Why Jesus Had to Die, Part 2

Can you remember the most painful moment of your life?
There are different types of pain. There is physical pain. Perhaps you’ve had a horrible fall and broke an arm or a leg, or worse. It’s an interesting thing how the human body will sor…

The Myth of Multiculturalism

Celebrate diversity! Embrace multiculturalism! These are two of the tag lines in our culture. Americans loves multiculturalism and all things diverse. Have you ever noticed this? At offices across the country Human Resource Departments want to instruct employees on how to co-exist. Nurses and other medical professionals take classes on how to interpret communication from […]

Social Media, Life & Ministry

After a summer-long hiatus, the Connected Kingdom Podcast is back at last. In this episode, David Murray and I interview Nathan Bingham. Nathan is a social media guru and we talk to him about this strange new, digital world, what it means to be connect…

Counterfeit Gods

A new spoken-poem video from Jeff Bethke, along with some recommended reading.

Let Jesus Feel the Shame

So many Christians live their lives racked with guilt and shame. They think back to the things they did, the sins they committed, whether two days ago or two decades, and they live under a cloud of shame. This shame hurts, it burns, it incapacitates. I…

The Republican and Democratic Party Platforms on Abortion (1976-2012)

Kevin DeYoung compares the two parties’ platforms in the years after Roe v. Wade.

A La Carte (9/5)

Because a lot of people weren’t reading blogs on Labor Day when I posted a list of Kindle deals, let me remind you of a few of them: Church Planter by Darren Patrick ($3.99), God at Work by Gene Veith ($4.99), Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey ($3…

How Jesus changed the way I study

“And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.” Eccles. 1:13
An idol of education 
It starts early. Compe…

A Voting Question

During this election season, so often we ask or are asked the question, “Who are you going to vote for?” Yet is there not a more elementary question we should be asking? What is a vote? How would you answer that question?   Though not often discussed explicitly by politicians and pundits, it is not […]

8 Resurgence Conference talks we enjoy

With our 2012 Resurgence Conference a mere five weeks away, we wanted to look back at some of our favorite conference talks and share them with you. 
“The Explicit Gospel” by Matt Chandler
The Explicit Gospel Tour – April 2012, …